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Three new Macs revealed in EEC regulatory filings

The current entry-level MacBook Pro

Ahead of the expected March launch event, Apple has registered three Macs, including at least one MacBook, in the Eurasian Economic Commission's regulatory database.

Devices have to be registered in the database before they can go on sale in that territory, but an entry only makes it highly probable that the Macs will be launched soon. Nonetheless, it is typical for entries to appear a few weeks ahead of launch, so this filing appears to back up expectations of a March event.

The EEC database has two separate entries, totalling three Apple devices:

  • Personal Apple computers of A2615, A2686 (macOS 12 software version) and their spare parts
  • Apple portable A2681 (macOS 12 software version) and its parts

As is usual with the EEC database, there is no further detail beyond specifying that the entries come from Apple.

Initially, rumors of a March 8, 2022 Apple event centered on the release of an updated iPhone SE, and an updated iPad Air.

More recently, it has been speculated that a new MacBook Pro could come in the same event. Separately, Apple has been rumored to be preparing to launch a replacement for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, with reports saying suppliers in China worked through the traditional Lunar New Year to meet deadlines.